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Academic Video Online – University of Reading

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Academic Video Online

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Academic Video Online is a comprehensive source of video material including 70,000 titles with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programmes, newsreels and more. Use the Alexander Street link for the best browsing experience, and use ProQuest to cross-search content simultaneously across other ProQuest platforms. Academic Video Online comprises some of the following channels:

  • 60 Minutes: 1997-2014
  • American History
  • Black Studies
  • LGBT Studies
  • The March of Time
  • World History
  • World Newsreels Online 1929-1966

Some of subjects covered are:

  • Art & Architecture
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Theatre

Help & guidance

How you may use the content


  • lecture presentations
  • Blackboard - embed the video in your module or link to it
  • student work

Tip! You may make clips and playlists with the videos

Not permitted

  • publicly available websites
  • public display in University
  • any alteration, adaption or modification the video 

EndNote Info

You can save your references to EndNote in the following ways:

When viewing the full details of an item, select 'Cite' and then 'Export list'. Then choose the appropriate version of EndNote. You can also mark multiple items for export using the 'Select item' option.

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